After several steps of the selection process a committee makes a selection from among the applicants. In making the selection much consideration is given to the programme’s high demands on vocal and performance ability. The studies presuppose solid knowledge of music theory and basic knowledge of Italian and German diction.
The seletions process consists of three parts. In the first part the applicants are evaluated based on the material turned in through MyNetwork with the application (sound file and video).The second and third part of the admittance process takes place at the University College of Opera in Stockholm.
Selection tests for applicants to the Bachelor's and Master's programmes takes place at the same time, but in separate groups.
The voice tests are comprised of works of your own choice. Your chosen repertoire should reflect different styles and time periods.
You should prepare a total of ten pieces according to the following:
• Nine arias from operatic works
• One song or lied
Of these ten you may perform one in your native language and the others in the original language.
TEST ROUND 1
Upload a video and a sound recording where you are singing an aria from your repertoire list.
The jury committee will decide who continues to Round 2. These applicants will get an invitation by e- mail in the week beginning with January 25.
TEST ROUND 2
Monday February 13
- You will sing an aria of you own choice.
- Music theory test, part 1, a written/theoretical test that contains questions about terminology, chords, key signatures etc..
The committee will then decide who continues to Round 3. This test will take place at the University College of Opera, and a pianist from The University College of Opera will be available to play with you. A notification will be sent out through MyNetwork to those applicants that go on through to the third round.
TEST ROUND 3
Tuesday and Wednesday February 14 – 15
These tests will take place at the University College of Opera and a pianist will be available.
- Musical interpretation test. Individual test in front of a jury committee, 15 minutes.
You will work with an aria from your repertoire list with a teacher from the University College of Opera. Which aria you will be working with will be decided by the jury after their meeting on Monday evening.
- Performance/scenic movement test. You will perform an aria working with a director. Individual test in front of a jury committee.15 minutes.
You will work staging a scene in front of the jury with an aria from your list where we look for personal creativity, social skills, the use of body language and artistic expression.
- Interview. 10 minutes.
- Music theory test, part 2, a practical test where you will have 15 minutes to learn a short song with access to a piano.
Thursday February 16
- You sing an aria of your own choice. The committee may also ask you to sing other pieces from your list.
A pianist from The University College of Opera will be available to play with you from Test Round 2.
Notification about Admittance
Notification regarding which applicants that are accepted to the programme will be sent out through MyNetwork in the end of February.